Ecosystem

Fossil site shows impact of Jurassic's low oxygen oceans

The study was co-authored by Martin Aberhan, a curator at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Jul 16, 2017, 15:09 PM IST
This is how species extinction affects complex ecosystems - Read

This is how species extinction affects complex ecosystems - Read

This is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too.

Mar 04, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Before taking office, Trump had said the Dakota pipeline should be completed and that he would revive the Keystone XL project, which was rejected by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015 over environmental concerns.

Jan 25, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Invasive plants species could be promoted as food

Invasive plants species could be promoted as food

Invasive plant species such as alligator weed, which threatens natural ecosystem, could be promoted as a food product to sustainably manage excessive growth of these alien invaders as well as strengthen food security, a new study has said.

Nov 30, 2016, 16:34 PM IST
Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

Sep 19, 2016, 09:22 AM IST
13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades: Study

13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades: Study

The scientists used their new classification scheme to examine change in biomes over time and found that 13% of the Earth's land surface changed its biome state over the last three decades.

Aug 15, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

The Zoological Survey of India conducted studies, through which, 96,000 animal species were recorded to inhabit India.

Mar 15, 2016, 08:23 AM IST

Man-made underwater sound may affect marine ecosystem

 Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, says a new research.

Feb 07, 2016, 14:26 PM IST
Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

New study suggests a correlation between the number of earthworms and the abundance and diversity of certain understory species.

Jan 28, 2016, 22:53 PM IST

'Need ecosystem to hone skills for Make in India'

Experts in aerospace and defence industries on Thursday called for building an ecosystem to hone skills for the 'Make in India' initiative to succeed in the absence of skilled manpower at mass level.

Jan 08, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

'Need ecosystem to hone skills for Make in India'

Experts in aerospace and defence industries on Thursday called for building an ecosystem to hone skills for the 'Make in India' initiative to succeed in the absence of skilled manpower at mass level.

Jan 08, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

River ecosystems recover fast after dam removal

New York; While constructing a river dam may destroy the habitat of birds and other creatures that depend on that river for their survival, removing the dam rebounds the ecosystem much faster than

Dec 28, 2015, 21:21 PM IST
Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Early ecosystems were more complex than previously believed

Using a computer modelling approach called computational fluid dynamics, they were able to show that Tribrachidium fed by collecting particles suspended in water.  

Nov 29, 2015, 08:14 AM IST

Centre, states must create favourable ecosystem for manufacturing: Report

The Centre and states need to create an appropriate ecosystem and provide sops to businesses in order to develop a robust manufacturing base in the country, says a survey.

Oct 02, 2015, 20:59 PM IST
Bad tree planting can harm biodiversity

Bad tree planting can harm biodiversity

Conservation initiatives with too much focus on planting trees or forestation may actually be bad for the environment, especially for undervalued ecosystems such as grasslands, savannas, and open-canopy woodlands, warns a new study.

Sep 10, 2015, 11:48 AM IST
90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 per cent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050.

Sep 01, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

Flipkart makes selling easy with 'F-1 Stop'

'F-1 Stop' will equip sellers with necessary information and procedures to kickstart and grow their business online.

Aug 20, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

Barcelona's 'Holy Trinity' doing wonders under mastermind Luis Enrique

Barcelona's Luis Enrique continued to make bold decisions when fielding players and applying tactics, especially pertaining to the champion trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. The tactical game he employed against proficient teams like Bayern Munich and Juventus showed the depth in his game, which is expected to serve as a new benchmark in football.

Jun 12, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

'Licence regime for OTTs to result in negative consequences'

Bringing over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype under a licensing regime will result in "negative unforeseen consequences" for technology start-ups and ecosystem, Internet service providers have said.

May 11, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Ocean fronts boost fishery production, improve climate

Ocean fronts - separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water - can help increase fishery production in the ocean, a new study says.

May 02, 2015, 16:11 PM IST